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Dancehall act is MTV artiste of the month

Following his recent string of successes including several hit singles and industry awards; MTV Base is supporting Patoranking with a month of programmes chronicling his meteoric rise to fame.

Nigerian reggae and dance-hall act, Patoranking has been named as the MTV Base Artiste of the Month for March 2015.

Following his recent string of successes including several hit singles and industry awards; MTV Base is supporting Patoranking with a month of programmes chronicling his meteoric rise to fame.

The Ebonyi State indigene whose real name is Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie , was born in 1990 in Lagos, started his performing arts career as a street gig and carnival dancer.

He released his first single, ‘So Nice’ in 2009 and he followed this up with ‘Up In The Club’ in 2010. In 2012, he released ‘Iya Bisi’ which did well and opened up opportunities to work with more artistes. 2013 saw Patoranking release ‘Park Well’ and ‘Tonight’ featuring Faze, which also did well.

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His first breakout hit single ‘Alubarika’ came in 2013. The song, which featured acclaimed afro-dance-hall artiste Timaya, became a nationwide anthem, which helped Patoranking build a large fan-base and work with a number of established artists in a string of collaborations.

In the intervening period, Patoranking has worked with big names in the music industry such as Seyi Shay, Tiwa Savage, Skales, Runtown and Wizzy Pro on a number of collaborations.

His monster track, ‘Girlie O’ feat Tiwa Savage was listed on the MTV Base Official Naija Top Ten Hottest Videos of the Year and he won five awards in 2014.

The year 2015 is set to be even busier for Patoranking as he is currently recording his debut studio album and working on collaborations with several artists.

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